Sulphur Springs Police Department arrested 21 year old Dalton Scott Austin of Mt Vernon on Saturday afternoon for Reckless Driving and Resisting Arrest.
A SSPD Officer observed a tan Buick travelling in excess of 80 miles per hour on the 1800 block of College Street and began to pursue the vehicle. That section of College Street is a 45 mph zone. The vehicle was also allegedly swerving recklessly into oncoming traffic and nearly struck numerous vehicles.
The officer noticed two female passengers in the vehicle who were attempting to get out during the pursuit of the vehicle. Austin slammed on the brakes in the 900 block of College Street and the females exited the vehicle and Austin continued fleeing the officer. The officer checked on the welfare of the female passengers and then continued his pursuit of the tan Buick.
Multiple SSPD units were able to stop Austin at the intersection of Jefferson and North Jackson Street. Austin was placed under arrest for Reckless Driving. During the detention, Austin allegedly resisted arrest and attempted to kick a Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and braced his foot in the door to resist transport.
Austin was also charged with Resisting Arrest and transported to Hopkins County Jail where he is held on a total of $4,000 bond.